SAHM or WAHM?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
SAHM or WAHM?
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 10:43am

The thread about sah/woh duties got me thinking about my own statis.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:44pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 4:51pm

Im stuck too,

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:19pm

I was going by this in your OP.

"I do not write or have never written myself a pay check, i could, but i dont. The money i would make goes into the business."

If you could write yourself a pay check you the work that do then that means you have earned an income. How could you write yourself a pay check if you had not earned that pay check?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:58pm
hummm, good point, thoughts to ponder, im gong to have to think on that one.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 8:23pm

our carpet guy owns his own small business.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 8:34pm

i'm not familiar enough with small business but DH sister does own her own salon now.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Sat, 03-06-2010 - 3:35am

< I can't decide whether she is a WAHM or if she is a SAHM who volunteers her time in the family business.>

To me, working in the family business is working. Volunteering, to me, includes having no financial stake in the outcome. She will benefit from the continued success of the business, thus there is a financial reward, thus WAHM.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Sat, 03-06-2010 - 3:44am

Benefiting from your SO's work is completely different from putting time into the business you yourself own.

Your business, your financial reward if the business does well. WAHM.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 03-07-2010 - 3:47pm

Makes sense.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-14-2010
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 1:08pm
I think your a WAHM as even though you are putting the money back in your business you are still working. Is not volunteer work still work? I know you are not volunteering, but you are still reaping the benefits as you watch your business grow.

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